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Memorable Manitobans: James Thomas Adam Clarke (1873-1943)


Born at Millbrook, Ontario on 10 October 1873, son of Reverend Richard and Frances Clarke, he was educated at Queen’s University (Kingston). In 1901, he commenced practising medicine at Lauder and later at Cypress River where he was medical health officer from 1901 to 1906. He came to Winnipeg in 1907 where his practice was located at 211 Somerset Block. In 1901, he married Alice Maud Sadler (1873-1942) at Lindsay, Ontario and they had two daughters, Frances Clarke (1906-?) and Helen Sadler “Pat” Clarke (1907-1997, wife of Charlie Precious). The family lived at 500 Wardlaw Avenue. He was a member of the AF & AM, Methodist church, and Conservative party. He died at Winnipeg on 23 January 1943 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Birth registration, Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; MS929; Series: 17; Reel: MS929.

Marriage registration, RG 80-5, MS 932 Reel 105, #16815/James Thomas Adam Clarke and Alice Maud Sadler, Registrations of Marriages, Archives of Ontario/Copyright Crown

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Helen Sadler Precious], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1997, page 61.

James Thomas Adam Clarke, FindAGrave.

We thank Mary Gomide for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 December 2019

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